Folk of all types put the fun in Tableland Folk Festival
AN atmosphere of fun, colour and soulful tunes has capped off one of the Far North's most iconic festivals, with at least 1000 revellers turning up to take part in the Tablelands Folk Festival.
Beginning last Thursday night with a concert at Herberton's Royal Hotel, the festival moved to Yungaburra by Friday afternoon, basing itself at the historic Lake Eacham hotel.
Festival program director Michael Crowley said the atmosphere had been "absolutely amazing", with people able to immerse themselves in a variety of different attractions on offer, including the Wellbeing Fair, Children's Festival and music acts encompassing funk, reggae and folk.
"It hasn't felt like this for five years, it's pretty special," Mr Crowley said.
"We sold out on Saturday night, and it's just been really, really good."
Mr Crowley said the festival had chosen to centre itself around the hotel for this year, which although smaller, had contributed to an "amazing atmosphere and really good vibe".
Many headline acts were also present, with Lily and King, The April Maze, The Blue Ruins and local band Kamerunga all entertaining the excited crowd.
"It's (about) getting people together and supporting local Australian music, and the money's just going directly to the artists," Mr Crowley said.
"It just has a very community-orientated, local feel."
The festival wrapped up last night.
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Lots of fun: Glenys Johnston plays her piano accordion at the Tablelands Folk Festival. Picture: Brendan Francis